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A Level Music

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Music
Code MU2A23S
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3


Explore the world of classical music, pop, jazz, and world music, with a focus on developing your technical skills for composing music of your own. Many students on our A Level Music course go on to some of the UK’s top music conservatoires or degrees.


• Performance of instrument or vocal 
• Composition 
• Anthology of Film, Pop, Jazz and New directions 
You will take part in music events and live concerts.

How will it be delivered?

30% Performing

30% Composing

40% Examination

Entry requirements

General entry criteria apply plus a Grade 5 in GCSE English Language and a Grade 6 in GCSE Music if taken. An ABRSM Grade 5 in Theory and Practical Instrument is also required. For all students, a short audition including a theory paper will form part of the criteria for entry.

Your next steps...

Students who study Music and Music Technology together often gain entry to some of the UK’s top music conservatoires (via CUKAS). Some conservatoires also offer music production degrees.



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